Few recently approved or announced projects in Boston have elicited such emotion recently as the conversion of the old Holy Trinity German Catholic Church and rectory at 136 Shawmut Avenue. Plans to turn it into 33 condos complete with an eight-floor addition shooting through the original building's 19th-century puddingstone dropped earlier this year. Whether it was elegiac hand-wringing from a prominent Globe columnist or the more freewheeling pastures of the Curbed Boston comments section, people were clearly either excited or peeved at the idea. The plans for the old church are moving forward and herewith are the first renderings of what developer New Boston Ventures is calling the Lucas. Related: Houses of the Holy: Boston's Latest Church Conversions
Prices for several of the Lucas' units are also out. Let's dive in:
· There is a 3-BR, 2.5-BA, 1,826-square-foot unit asking $2,095,000. That's $1,147 a square foot.
· A 1-BR, 1-BA over 907 square feet is asking $650,000.
· A 652-square-foot 1-BR, 1-BA wants $550,000.
· There is a 3-BR, 3-BA stretching to 1,859 square feet asking $1,575,000. It does not come with parking, which probably explains the price difference with the first 3-BR here.
· Finally, a 4-BR, 4-BA spread over 2,652 square feet wants $3,350,000. That's $1,263 a square foot.
The developer expects to finish the Lucas conversion, which will include a gym and common courtyard, by next winter, which means around this time in 2016. Stay tuned as more units drop and the glass rises.
· New Renderings of Boston's Most Gabbed-About Conversion [Curbed Boston]
· South End Church Conversion with Eight-Floor Addition a Go [Curbed Boston]
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